Pelvic inflammatory disease treatment:
Both sexual partners should follow the medical treatment prescribed for the pelvic inflammatory disease, and abstain from unprotected sexual contact until complete healing. Use these home remedies in addition to any other prescribed treatment.
If you have abdominal pain, rest until the symptoms are calmed down. Put on your abdomen a covered hot water bottle or an electric heating pad to accelerate blood and lymph circulation, and thus ease the pelvic congestion of the blood, lymph and tissue fluid. As an alternative method, take a warm bath in which you’ve added six to eight drops of rosemary, cypress and mint oil. Later, when you feel better, try sitting in a warm bath, then in a cold one, and then in another warm one. Sit for ten minutes in each.
Both echinacea and astralagus improve the immune system. Take any of them in the form of tea, tincture and tablets. Chamomile and hyssop tea may have relaxing and soothing effects.
For your safety, make sure you’ve read the special precautions along with the usage of herbal remedies.
Increase your resistance to infection through a healthy diet that includes foods rich in zinc, folic acid and vitamins A, B6, D and E (see nutrients and food of prime Importance). Avoid refined foods, and if you drink much alcohol and caffeine, quit them, because both can weaken the immune system and reduce the level of B vitamins and zinc. If you take antibiotics, eat yogurt daily to prevent adverse effects on the digestive system.
If you feel pretty good, do aerobic exercises regularly, to strengthen your immune system and stimulate the pelvic circulation, which allows a greater number of cells that fight infection to reach the infected areas. Abdominal (as you see below) and back exercises help decongest the pelvis. Yoga exercises are also effective.
Strengthen your abdomen
Lie down on your back, with your knees bent and feet slightly apart. Place your hands on the ribs, then inhale and exhale deeply, Now stretch your hands sideways, tense and tighten your buttocks and suck your abdominal muscles in. Keep doing this until the back is pressed to the floor, then relax for a few moments before repeating. Do this exercise five times in a row, twice a day, reaching 20 times in a row, twice a day.